Costing in the NHS is an overwhelming subject – and NHS accountants are frequently asked to cost services for numerous reasons: there are the costs of staff for annual budgeting; the costs of developments; the costs of tenders; the costs of services in NHS Reference Costs and the costs of changing services from one setting or clinical model to another. I run the event Costing Your Service regularly and always enjoy the feedback. Sometime, like today the audience is a financial one and so it is good to see how NHS finance staff incorporate the new knowledge and understanding into their roles.
Delivery was excellent – good mix of exercises and tutor led.
Hannah Dart – Head of Financial Analysis, Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust